Offerings of Love

Heartfelt offerings by devotees of ISKCON Whitefield to Srila Prabhupada on the occasion of his appearance day

Offering by Hariksetra das

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my respectful obeisance
All glories to you.

Srila Prabhupada, your greatness can be understood by the result that you have produced. I was listening to a Janmashtami lecture that you gave in 1968, in which you asked your disciples, at that time who had spent 1 or 2 years in ISKCON to speak on their realizations of Krishna. It was a spontaneous talk. It was amazing for me to hear them speak pure unadulterated Krishna consciousness with solid backing of logic and sastra. How can such new devotees speak so amazingly. It was all coming from their heart and what they are really practicing. This proves the greatness of your divine grace. You could inspire people to take up Krishna consciousness and enable them to advance greatly in a short time. The pastimes during your personal presence is the proof. Devotee still can get that effect if they follow your instructions and read your books regularly.

My personal prayer to you and my guru maharaj is the same since years. Every day I beg to get some taste for chanting and studying Srimad Bhagavatam. Due to my bad conditioning and offences towards the Holyname, i keep losing the right mood towards the Holyname. By chanting of your pranam mantra and offering prayers to you i feel sheltered and protected. It is Krishna that everyone is looking for and you have Him, and you are ready to give Krishna to anyone. This thought gives me lots of hope and it infuses life into my practice of chanting of your pranam mantra and offering of prayers unto you.

The spiritual master offers his shelter by offering bonafide instructions and bonafide service. To get these is the sign of great mercy of the Lord. We are fortunate to get your bonafide instructions and by the grace of your loyal followers, we are fortunate to get bonafide service to make Bangalore a Krishna conscious city. To make 100 centres in Bangalore. To create unity among the devotees. While preaching we may develop belongingness beyond limits and develop misunderstandings with other capable preachers, that simply weakens the mission and it is a disservice to your grace. Please bless me with qualities of sacrifice and tolerance to execute this difficult instruction of keeping devotees united and happy.

This year we celebrated Janmashtami in 13 different locations as against 8 in the last year. Each Janmashtami is a potential seed for a centre to be opened. By your grace we have been able to get a land in this area for building a nice temple which will act as an education and training hub for all the devotees. Still lots to be done in your service.

Due to my offensive nature and harsh speech i end up offending devotees. Even though unqualified in many ways somehow I am blessed to be engaged in bonafide service of the Lord. By your grace I am confident that I can become purified and be of some real service to you. Thank you for this great mercy upon me. I am eternally grateful for this special blessings.

Your servant
Hariksetra das

Offering by Kartikeya Das

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe

Prabhupad, on this Vyasa puja ceremony I am making this insignificant attempt to glorify you! My homage is like the kinder garden kid’s attempt to make a birthday card for his father’s birthday who hardly knows writing, language or hardly has any maturity.

Prabhupad this vyasa Puja I had questions and for all of them I could get only one answer. I am presenting these questions & answer as my offering at your lotus feet.

How come so many thousands of people are accepting the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are getting connected to the glorious Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampraday.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people have given up or aspiring to giveup 4 sinful activities viz. meat eating, gambling, illicit sex & intoxication.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people have taken a vow of taking only Krishna Prasad and never eat unoffered food.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are aspiring to become pure devotees of Lord Sri Krishna by rendering offenseless Devotional service.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are desiring to go only to Goloka Vrindavan to serve the Lord eternally & not even think of Vaikunta in wildest of dreams.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people are endeavoring to connect others to Lord Sri Krishna through this most powerful path of Bhakti sacrificing their personal & family time, energy, hard-earned, money and life.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people having different natures in the age of Kali are staying in ISKCON and trying to push forward this mission amidst so many misunderstandings & fights.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people in the age of glitter, glamour and sense gratification are giving up all that & becoming fulltime devotees of Lord Sri Krishna.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people from all around the world are aspiring to settle in Vrindavan, Mayapur, Jagganath Puri permanently & continue their devotional services.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come so many thousands of people who were destined to go hell, are now destined to go to Goloka Vrindavan.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come even after your physical departure, ISKCON is still growing exponentially.
Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.

How come a fallen soul like me, is still able to continue practicing Bhakti and aspire to attain Krishna’s eternal service this very life. I don’t have any other answer expect for these few words ‘Prabhupad, its only by your inspiration.’.

Thank you for accepting me as your own servant and allowing me to render service as a fulltime ISKCON devotee. Please continue to shower your blessings onto this most fallen soul and please empower me to act as your instrument in this mission.

Aspiring to serve you till my last breath & latter,
Kartikeya Das

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Offering by Abhishek Kumar

Dear Srila Prabhupada
All glories unto your Lotus feet

It has been some time since I joined the moment you started. I cannot express how much your wisdom of bhakti has helped me in my personal life. Your own story of all the great struggles and unflinching faith in your own guru, Maharaj, is so deep. Not to say your compassion for all the jivas. You were the one man at such a ripe age who knew how to execute the mission of your guru Maharaj. How much faith is required to do so? At the age when people retire and enjoy life with kids, grandkids, and their loved ones to take care of them, you were living alone, struggling alone. Bearing all the hardships, saving every penny so that you can print books, and you used to distribute them to people personally. All of this just so that people can understand the message of Krishna. This shows your love for Krishna and how much you actually care about all of us who are kept like prisoners in this material world and you came just to free us. For us, you represent the entire guru parampara. You are one who is connecting us to Krishna and the entire guru parampara.

You have always maintained such great loyalty to the parampara and not deviating even one inch from what Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu taught, what the Six Goswamis wrote, the entire philosophy and the practice. You kept the purity of the parampara and presented things as they are.

Your vision, your love, your devotion are just out of the world.

I am trying to follow as you have prescribed. There are so many pitfalls every day, but still, I have faith in your mercy. I am still caught in a lot of complexities of material life and at the same time trying to follow your instructions. Kindly bless me so that I can follow you as you had told us, what you have preached to us.

Hare Krishna
Your servant
Abhishek Kumar

Offering by Amal Atma Hari das & Chinmayi Chitra Sakhi Devi Dasi

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe

oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya
cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena
tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ

Dearest Srila Prabhupada.

Salutations to you on your 127th appearance day!!! I offer my koti koti dandavat at your divine lotus feet, it is a time of great rejoicing. You are so merciful that you give me an opportunity to glorify you, year after year. You took life risks by going to the West in your old age with no clear plan or resources to fulfil your spiritual master’s mission. Yet Krishna protected you from the dangers and empowered you to spread His mission. Your life is a demonstration that Krishna never lets down His devotees when they take risks for spreading His mission.

You taught us to dynamically strike the right daily balance between personal sadhana and anxieties for institutional expansion of the preaching mission, to expand Krishna Consciousness Movement, you have said, “Purity is the force.” You have cautioned us that without studying your books and chanting and hearing Harinama offencelessly, your golden command “Chant Hare Krishna and hear exactly that very same sound.” the holy names are Chintamani or touchstone that fulfils all our desires to serve Guru and Krishna. Remembering always it is our false ego alone that is the hindrance to serve you as you would expect us to. I beg you to continue to hold me and bless me, so that I remain in Krishna consciousness always.

Various services in this movement launched by you are opportunities for us conditioned souls to come out of the darkness of our false ego and nurture our true self and be bathed in the sunlight of Krishna consciousness. Your movement is so wonderful that it has the capacity to provide shelter to the whole world and usher in a golden age. As has been said, “Vede Gaye Jaharo Charito,” Please give me the spiritual strength to execute my Krishna conscious duties and thus cultivate my true self interest. Though I am unqualified materially and spiritually to do any of your divine works, yet based on your spiritual anxiety, my Guru Maharaja’s orders to make the world Krishna conscious, particularly, Bangalore, the Lord in our heart will provide strength and resources to mystically execute your mission.

I beg your mercy so that I chant the Holy Names and serve Nama Prabhu attentively and purely.

Your Fallen Servants,
Amal Atma Hari das,
Chinmayi Chitra Sakhi Devi Dasi, Bangalore, India

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Offering by Sonia Anand

My humble obeisances to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Last year I promised that I will complete hearing your lectures on Bhagavad gita. I am sorry, two chapters are still pending. I promise to finish hearing them on priority.

The more I hear your lectures the more my surrender towards Krishna and your divine movement deepens.

Currently I am reading the book, “I will build you a temple.” (by-Giriraj Swami). I feel deeply indebted to your Disciples who have selflessly and with full surrender contributed towards your mission.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for guiding all of us through your books.

Your servant
Sonia Anand

Offering by Deepali and Deepak Porwal

Hare Krishna Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our most humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. 🙇🙇
All glories to you Srila Prabhupada

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe

Dear Srila Prabhupada you are the saviour of the whole world and so for us. You have given us so much Prabhupada that we can’t even pay a fraction of that back to you. We are very thankful to you Prabhupada. 🙏
We are engaged in serving Iskcon whitefield temple and its community members.
Srila Prabhupada this year for Janmashtami 2023 I have given seva of preaching stall and Gita Course registration. I am just a neophyte and still learning and understanding Krishna conscious philosophy and trying my best to implement in my life, but if you bless and impower me Srila Prabhupada I can do wonders. On my own I am nothing but with you and your teachings Prabhupada we can convince others.

Srila Prabhupada my wife Deepali is carrying and the expected date is in Oct. We pray to your lotus feet that we would bless with a devotee child who can be a humble instrument in spreading your glories in this glorious Lord Caitanya mahaprabhu’s mission.

Once again Srila Prabhupada our repeated gratitude unto your lotus feet for giving us opportunity to understand the importance of human life, our relationship with Lord Krishna, and giving us the most precious thing which is chanting the Holy name –
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”

Your insignificant servants,
Deepali and Deepak Porwal

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Offering by Sudarshan Reddy D N

Saviour of whole world jagadguru srila prabhupada

Your voice is not melodious but attracted millions of souls ..
Your presence looks normal but your association created great devotion across the globe..
Your personality looks like average but great personalities fell in your lotus feet to beg the mercy to attain the divine couple …

You are truly a divine spirit and mercifully comes for purify the millions of millions of fallen souls like me …

I beg your mercy to get at-least mustard seed of love on the divine couples lotus feet …..

Sudarshan Reddy D N

Offering by Raja

Hare Krsna Dear Srila Prabhupada ! Dandwat Pranams at Your lotus feet.

namah om visnu padaaya Krsna presthaaye bhuutale |
srimate bhakti vedaanta swaamin iti naamine |
Namaste saarasvate deve gaura vaani pracaarine |
Nirvisesa suunya vaadi paascaatya dese taarine |

It is divine day today when Krsna Consciousness came in person to give Krsna consciousness in another persons.
Please accept this small offering at Your Lotus feet, a four stanza framed from my mere understanding which is equal to water in calf’s hoof print, although it is impossible for me to describe a vast ocean like You, Srila Prabhupada.

The stanzas goes like –

Your presence in my insignificant life
With every step feeling to be full with strife
Your action words and guidance, so transparent & divine
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

O, can’t express this Materialistic dive
Making me, Sri Sri Gandharvika Giridhari’s averse
But Goloka beings as You and your servant’s have their divine chime
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

The parampara of eternal Goloka servants in line
with You who made descend for a goal to save.
A goal, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu made for every fool & wise.
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

I pray, I pray, I pray You in intense and immense
For mercy, that gives me, an insignificant, a significance
I hope, eternally, to always see you on my every head’s raise
It is You who has saved me from a dreadful materialistic dive.

Thank You Srila Prabhupada for all.
Please forgive me for any offence I might have committed at You and Your eternal servant’s Lotus feet by my body, mind or words.

Your Servant

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Offering by Mohan Lal Singhal

Hare Krishna.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada for mentoring and guiding us through your books to help us go back to our destination where we originally belong. Heartfelt gratitude to you for making us aware of the process of Krishna Conciousness.

I am a poor soul bereft of any understanding and you have provided guidance to a wretched soul like me.

Your contribution to this material world is immense and I am fortunate to have come in association with you and your disciples. Please continue to have mercy on me.

Offering by Sulakshana Madhavi Devi Dasi

Namah om Vishnu padaya krishna preshtaya bhutale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swain iti namine |
Namaste Sarasaswate deve Gauravani pracharine
Nirvishesha shunyavadi paschatya desha tarine ||

Om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana saklakaya
Chaksur unmilittam yena tasmai SriGurave namaha ||

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble and respectful obeisances at Your divine lotus feet on the occasion of Your 126th Vyasa puja celebrations. Srila Prabhupada You are the purest and dearest messenger of Supreme Lord Krishna. You appeared as the commander-in-chief of Lord Caitanya to save the fallen souls in this age of Kali. You established the teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu by emphatically preaching the glories of Holyname throughout the world. From the bowery street to Navadwip, You resounded the Hare Krishna Mahamantra making it a household chant and thus You opened the doors of fortune for the suffering souls. You established temples of Radha-Krishna all over the world teaching the bonafide pancharatrika method of worshipping the Lord. You taught self-absorbed, self-centered common man to rise from the platform of the rituals to the topmost, most-fulfilling, God-centered platform of Bhakti. You did so by teaching how to simply offer the heart to the Lord. You wrote more than 80 books translated to more than 70 languages, based on bonafide scriptures making the esoteric philosophy very very simple, for everyone to understand. Your Bhaktivedanta purports are like juice extracted from the sugarcane – all the ‘ras’ of the Vedic literature extracted and simplified in Your purports. You are changing millions of lives through Your books and I was fortunate to be picked up by You.

It is said that when Lord Caitanya was present, He gave His benediction to people in 3 ways:

sākṣāt-darśana, āra yogya-bhakta-jīve
‘āveśa’ karaye kāhāṅ, kāhāṅ ‘āvirbhāve’

“The Lord delivered the fallen souls in some places by meeting them directly, in other places by empowering a pure devotee, and in still other places by appearing before someone Himself.”

tā-sabā tārite prabhu sei saba deśe
yogya-bhakta jīva-dehe karena ‘āveśe’
sei jīve nija-bhakti karena prakāśe
tāhāra darśane ‘vaiṣṇava’ haya sarva-deśe

“To deliver people in regions throughout the universe who could not meet Him, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu personally entered the bodies of pure devotees. Thus He empowered living beings [His pure devotees] by manifesting in them so much of His own devotion that people in all other countries became devotees by seeing them.”

GuruMaharaj says, this is completely applicable to Your Divine Grace. You are the avesa-avatar. Therefore You continue to influence the whole world through the strength of Your bhakti. You are the Yugacharya who appeared to show the path and guide all deviated people to the real path of spirituality. Thank You Srila Prabhupad for saving, thank you for being the guiding light, thank you for the loving embrace to the wailing souls. Thank You for the most precious gifts of the Holyname and Your beloved disciples and followers who are the fortress of spiritual strength and protection. I am praying to You, to please forgive my foolishness, ignorance and offences in negligence. Please engage me in your service in a way that will make You and GuruMaharaj happy. Please bless me to chant attentively, to read and distribute Your books regularly. Please bless Aadyant and Vivek prabhu on their journey of Krishna Consciousness to surrender unto Your lotus feet.

Your grand-daughter seeking Your service and divine protection,

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Offering by Murari Radhamohana Dasa

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine

Hare Krishna, please accept my humble obediences dear Srila Prabhupada,
Yadi prabhupada na hoito tobike hoite]
If you do not come, if you do not teach the right meaning of sastra nobody will able to understand. by reading your books i understand the goal of my life. The general mass of people mad after a sense of gratification
If somebody reads your books
Only they can able to get released from Maya.
Thank you very much, Srila Prabhupada.
To save us from the clutch of Maya
Your grandson.

Murari radhamohana dasa.
Hare Krishna.

Offering by G S Sainikhil

Srila prabhupad u have built a house where whole world can live😃
This year it was a great experience for me in trying to read ur books consistently and by distributing ur books my faith towards u and process has increased
When I read first volume of lilamrita I was crying tears in my heart how much sacrifice u have undergone in order to just save us…
By hearing you daily early in the morning we get strong dosage of krishna consciousness…these words which we hear from u gives us lot of faith and conviction in krishna consciousness
I have wonderful experiences of book distribution this year I could see how people are just waiting to take your books and we have to do our part nicely by distributing them on regular basis.
In marathalli bridge Shiva temple so many boys pg that we have visited people are really interested and eager to know about ur books this made us really happy

I was feeling very fortunate to be a humble insignificant instrument in order to place ur books in the hands of many souls
Preaching is the essence as u mentioned this time I can happily tell u that I have went out as an humble insignificant instrument to do this service as an offering to you in amogh Lila prabhu pass distribution and festival of enlightenment pass distribution and janmashtami registrations.
Please empower me to follow the principles of krishna consciousness so sincerely and empower me to distribute the message of lord chaitanya and lord nityanandas kripa as much as in bangalore by distributing ur books🙏🙏🙏
Thank you so much srila prabhupad without your shelter i would have been in some gutters rotting in the material existence.
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Offering by Gokulananda Gopesa Das

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I offer my humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to you.

Due to your unmerited kindness, I converted from being a hard-core atheist from the South to at least praying to Krishna or respect devotion and devotees. I was compelled to stick to my native language from childhood, so I was only given the option of learning or reading in English other than tamil. As a result, I don’t have a natural interest in learning Sanskrit, Hindi, or Bengali, and my IQ has become so low that I am unable to memorize any slokas or don’t have interest in that . But you had shown your mercy right from my initial days that am not good for anything other than distributing your books and you spoke via many of my senior devotees to continue that.

I don’t like to read books from childhood, even in school, I only read for exams, where I receive mediocre or top grades. Many devotees or outside readers have complained that you keep repeating the same thing even though I felt the same for the first 5 years in my KC life. Day by day, my perspectives on this began to shift, and now I believe that the lecture and purports being repeated are actually Krishna or you communicating through the purports on every line, where we may relate to every moment of our lives to develop love for krishna. Particularly, after becoming married, the realization underwent significant modification. Every assertion you make serves as a remedy for my current difficulty.

You have created a Vaishnava community in a very practical way that devotees from different backgrounds miraculously stay in unity together. By your mercy, we are incredibly blessed to have your disciples and grand disciples who constantly direct us to have a taste for Krishna. You have carved out a very powerful sadhana program that aides this. You created a system in which a devotee can imperceptibly progress by just being present in it. It appears that the Lord is partial to devotees as His mercy is not taken by non-devotees although available. But it can be seen in Your transcendental pastimes that, by your mercy, even rock hearted atheists become eligible to receive Lord’s mercy, and that the highest mercy of devotional service is freely accessible even to the most fallen like me.

Throughout the year, while rendering service to yourself and Krishna, there are various occasions or opportunities to glorify you. However, Vyasapuja day is a very special day where we get the opportunity to pen down your glories. Your contribution to the living entities is unlimited and unfathomable. Among all, your books are something, devotees always yearn to distribute and people, in general, get the opportunity to read and change their consciousness. My only request on this auspicious occasion is, please engage me in reading and distributing your books and have taste for it, so that atheists like me can also get your mercy. As a master rewards a dog, I am sure, one day, you will reward me suitably with love for krishna.

Your insignificant servant,
Gokulananda Gopesa Das

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Offering by Manu lali gopi dasi & Audarya Nimai das

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept our respectful obeisance
All glories to you.

As the years pass by, my appreciation for your divine grace is steadily increasing.

Your instruction on chanting without offences is a simple yet difficult instruction to follow. When we seek your help chanting the lines “Krishna se tomora, Krishna dite paro, tomara sakti ache”, Krishna is yours and it is completely within your powers to bestow Krishna upon us, that helps us to focus on chanting and experience your shelter and protection.

We are insignificant disciples under your Divine Grace, who repetitively perform misdeeds, still constantly wait for your causeless mercy to be bestowed upon us Please bless us so that we may never give up our faith, or our love for you, nor the hope that someday we may become a worthy disciple. We pray to you to keep guiding and motivating us to follow your path and engross completely in Krishna consciousness.

Your eternally grateful servants ,
Manu lali gopi dasi
Audarya Nimai das

Offering by Nishant Rajan

nama Om Visnu-padaya Krsna-presthaya bhu-tale
Srimate Bhaktivedanta Swamin iti namine
namas te Sarasvate Deve Gaura-vani-pracarine

Srila Prabhupad,

More and more time I have spent with Iskcon family, more I realize, what you have left for us is the most beautiful thing in this world. We are saved Srila Prabhupad under the wonderful umbrella of Iskcon devotees. You are the reason for it. In today’s world where Kali is becoming prominent day by day, because of you each of us and our kids have opportunity to build character and be great ambassadors of Krishna consciousness. Srila Prabhupad, When I feel down, your books always come to my rescue. You are my inspiration to realize that we should think of each soul on this world, use all our talent given by Krishna to attract souls to Iskcon family and cultivate krisna consciousness in them by mercy of you. In any relationship, humility is the key. You have showed us path on how to try to become humble while building relationship with devotees, how to take care of devotees, how to represent our self in front of this society. Srila Prabhupad, because of you , I have seen how the souls are transforming in this material work and getting attracted to Lord Gauranga. You have built wonderful acarya sangha where we can look to take shelter of our Guru and save ourself from material pangs Srila Prabhupad, whenever I as insignificant soul think of you, I feel inspired, motivated and always ponder on how can I make you happy. Yesterday on eve of Janamastmi, I saw your impact to the society and to the world. Even after so many years of your departure from this material world, the Krishna consciousness movement still is growing and how strongly it is growing. So many new souls are coming to know about Krishna consciousness because you Srila Prabhupada. You have given real meaning on what is the value of birth in human form and that too in bharat bhumi.

Various devotees from different sect caste creed coming together and joining forces to spread krishna consciousness without any conflicts can only happen in this material world because of you Srila Prabhupad. You are our grandfather, you are the jagad guru, you the messiah. Every member in the family is benefitted because of you be it kids, husband, wife, youth, grandparents… everybody. I was wandering in the forest filed with thorny bushes and venomous serpents. But like a caring father you held my hand and revealed to be the most important secret which was the cause of all my sufferings.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, Please give me strength so that like Avantī brāhmaṇa in all situations and circumstances I should tolerate the urges of my mind. Nothing in this world should agitate me. Nothing in this world should allure me. For me pleasure and pain remain the same. Happiness and distress should not distract me from my eternal goal which is to contribute in spreading Krishna consciousness in my limited ability to this world with the association of wonderful devotees.

Dear Srila Prabhupada, I am eternally grateful to you for all you have given to me. I am not qualified enough to express it in proper words. Or I think there are not enough words which can ever glorify you. Today the whole world especially the devotees are celebrating your Vyasa Puja. On this most auspicious day, I just want to say “Thank You” for everything. And I beg you to continue guiding me forever.

Small poem dedicated to you Srila Prabhupad:

Srila prabhupad aap humaari jindagi mein aaye
Humare jivan path ka matlab bataaye
saari prakritik badhaaon ko humare jivan se hataaye
bhakt banane ka matlab samjhaye
Bas aap ke dikhaye pad chinhon par chal na hai
Aap ke aashirwaad se sab ko is duniya mein bhakt banana hai
Bas yehi umeer hai ki aap ki charan dhuli humaare mastak par lagi rahe
Puri duniya Krishna bhavna se saji rahe

Your eternal insignificant servant

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Offering by Praveen A R

Oh Acharya … Oh Srila Prabupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to you, the savior of the world and of me, I feel unfortunate that I couldn’t able to see or get the opportunity to touch your lotus feet to purify my sinful life, but you are very merciful that you gave nectar of devotion and lord Chaitanya maha prabu’s teaching and gave Harinam to feel your blessing and mercy up on all fallen souls including me, you mentioned that you live always with your books, I am just starting do Credle steps to understand the Lord’s message with your books and messages and trying to feel your presence, Please .. Please bless me and make me dance asper your instructions…..

Offering by Mahateja Narahari Das

Hare Krishna srila Prabhupada
Please accept my accept my respectful obesciences to Srila Prabhupada

I am not image life with out srila Prabhupada. I come to basics of spirituality because of Prabhupada teachings. Worshipping cow,going to temples ,respecting deity come to know because of Prabhupada mercy.attending mangaarthi, come to know about brahma Murtha.Thank you for giving Bhagavatam, Bhagavad gita,Chaitanya charitamata. Please merciful unto me I should follow vows to my Guru Maharaj.
Come to know about goal of life because of you.please merciful to me i get test in chanting.
Please merciful to me.please forgive me if I commit offense against your lotus feet.

Offering by Mrudula Ravindran

Respected Srila Prabhupada

My humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. Pranam 🙏🏻
I don’t have sufficient experience either in Krishna consciousness or in your books. A drop of knowledge from few devotees could make me fall for you, but lack vocabulary even to describe that little information.
Your simplicity while sitting on the floor and calling it Krishna’s lap, your self confidence when westerners criticized your attire and replying to them, I came to give something not to take anything, your care for women when you offered your milk to a pregnant woman and ensured her getting it until her delivery, your respect for women when you initiated women, your determination and devotion towards spiritual master when you carried out your guru’s order amongst all adversities, your love for Krishna when you checked while He didn’t blink His eyes and checking sweetness of His food, your humility when you said, Krishna dictates and I write, your faith in God while not having any fund and starting to build temples in foreign countries,
Your truthfulness when you denied to be God and claimed to be a servant of a servant of Him, your value for culture and morals when you insisted on Vyasapuja.

Above all, you put all your time, energy and intelligence into describing Krishna through books and preaching, remembered Him throughout your life,.. Who else can be a Mahatma, if you are not.
You, your books and your disciples are always an inspiration. Your audios àre always a blessing.

You are eternal even in this material world through your books and audios. I am greatly indebted to you.
Hare Krishna 🙏🏻
Mrudula Ravindran

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Offering by Subhash Chandra Saha

My Dear eternal Father Srila Prabhupada Swami.

All glories to your divine grace.
Please accept my humble obeisance onto your lotus feet. I don’t even know how to pray to you. You have given me enormous mercy and a path forward to the spiritual world.
On the occasion of your 127th birth anniversary vyasa puja I offer my obeisance again. When I sit for Hare Krishna mahamantra chanting I feel your presence in my heart. I pray to your lotus feet that please don’t allow my mind to trick in the path of devotional service and remains always concentrated in the devotional service.

Namo om vishnu padaya Krishna presthaya bhutale, srimate Bhakti vedanta svamin iti namine, Namaste svarasthate deve gaura vani pracharini, nirvishesha shunyavadi parchatya desa tarine.

Yours servant
Subhash Chandra Saha

Offering by Lokesh

Dear Srila Prabhupada
Please accept my humble obeisance
You have shown me the right direction and purpose of this human form of life. You have been making the path of my devtional journey clearer, involved and blissful.
Your mercy on this insignificant servant in the form of maha mantra, devotees association, sevas, prasadam, books, vani and many more are unlimited.
I pray to you on this auspicious day of your appearance (Vyasa puja) to please continue showering your causeless blessing upon me and always engage me fully in your Krishna Conscious mission.

Your Servant

Offering by Ramakumar

Dear Prabhupad,
Please accept my humble obeisances. This is my 4 th year of association with ISKCON. I am fortunate to attend Gita Course, Bhakti Vriksha classes and following the four rules of regulatory principles. I have started reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is and some of your books. I started going through Srimad Bhagavatam, listening to your Vani and doing daily Deity worship at home. My sincere heartfelt thanks for all these things that you made available for mankind. From your teachings, I came to understand who I am, who the Supreme Godhead is, the relation between God and the living entity and way to reach my eternal position. Your simple and straight forward writings and teachings helped me in getting clarifications of many of my doubts and I always get directions in situations of dilemma. From your own life, you taught us how to be sincere and serious to follow Guru’s instructions, how to be humble and loving to mankind and how to surrender to supreme God. All glories to you Prabhupad. I got blessed with a small seva of donation collection in the recent Krishnastami celebrations. I want to be an instrument in spreading your Krishna Consciousness movement. Please shower your mercy on this fallen soul in realizing the absolute truth and continuing my spiritual journey along with ISKCON and its devotees.

Your Servent of Servent,

Offering by Madhura Gandhi

Respected Srila Prabhupada,

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to you.

It has been 8 months since I joined ISKCON Panathur Center, Bangalore. From the day 1 I have been attracted to Kirtans during Mangala arti and feel blissful.
With each passing day, as I read your books, listen to lectures from senior devotees and attend different festivals, I realize how fortunate we are to have you and to be part of ISKCON without which we would not have the understood the essence of our lives.
We are given this human form of life not just to work hard like the swine or dog, but to attain the highest perfection of life to go back to Godhead.
I am still in darkness of ignorance, captured by anarthas, forgetfulness, and laziness yet you have been merciful to instill my faith in Krishna, the Supreme personality of Godhead. I offer my respectful obeisances unto your lotus feet and thank you for showering mercy.

praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam

Your Servant,
Madhura Gandhi

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Offering by Raghavendra Bazari

nama oḿ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe

Hare Krishna Srila Prabhupad,

By your causeless mercy I was able to understand true purpose of life. Your words penetrate my heart like no one’s else. You have transformed millions of lives including mine.

Your loving attitude toward whole human society attracts me every single day. You truly are one of Krishna’s favourite.

On this occasion of your Vyas Puja, I pray that by serving at your lotus feet, one day I become your favourite and thereby please Radha-Krishna. Please bless me Prabhupad!

Raghavendra Bazari

Offering by Priyanka

You are the only reason many have found hope and life . Going on and on in the insanity of materialism – running after false prestige , wealth and fame ; You are the light of hope for many. I am So blessed when a devotee showed me the light of your words and teachings which opened my eyes to the truth . Only by your mercy coming down to me Through your disclipinic succession i have any hope for any part of success for this birth .

Your mercy is so limitless -that it does not see color or creed. Only by your glance and words your have converted so many people to devotees and brought them back to life . I sincerely thank Krishna to have blessed us with you- Srila Praphupada . Please forgive me for all offenses – in the past present and future

Hare Krishna

Offering by Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine

Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet. All glories to you! On this auspicious occasion of your 127th Vyasa Puja, I shall attempt to glorify your Divine Grace, although I have absolutely no qualification.
Each year, as I sit down to write a humble offering, I always get amazed as I delve deep into the ocean of your transcendental qualities. I have been able to read Srimad Bhagavatam and Srila Prabhupada Uvaca steadily by your mercy and your transcendental qualities and position are progressively evinced.

You are a walking Bhagavata and whatever I read in the book, Srimad Bhagavatam are all manifest by your pastimes. I remember reading how transcendental personalities do not place their feet on the earth and when I heard how your footsteps were not traceable while walking on the beach, I could clearly connect the dots and realise your position.

ei candra sūrya dui parama sadaya
jagatera bhāgye gauḍe karilā udaya

These two, the sun and moon (Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda), are very kind to the people of the world. Thus for the good fortune of all, They have appeared on the horizon of Bengal (CC Adi 1.102). They appeared on the horizon of Gauḍadeśa to spread the science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and as predicted that just as the sun and moon gradually move west, you brought the movement They began five hundred years ago to the Western civilizations. You truly are the jagad-guru; you are that senapati-bhakta of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Yet, out of humility, you attribute your contributions to your disciples.

You have made the good fortune by which I am given the opportunity to chant the Holy Names, to have Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Himself dance on my sinful serpent-like tongue. It is all by your causeless mercy that I am able to associate with the teachings of the most exalted acaryas, who are all eternal associates of the Lord (nitya siddhas). I meditate on how eternal associates of the Lord (nitya siddhas) like you descended to this martya loka, dukhalayam, facing so much criticism and suffering just to deliver the foolish suffering fallen souls, who are oblivious of their constitutional position, which is eternal. Yet, I am such a rascal that I often get bewildered and do not fix my consciousness.

kṛpālu, akṛta-droha, satya-sāra sama
nidoṣa, vadānya, mṛdu, śuci, akiñcana
sarvopakāraka, śānta, kṛṣṇaika-śaraṇa
akāma, anīha, sthira, vijita-ṣaḍ-guṇa
mita-bhuk, apramatta, mānada, amānī
gambhīra, karuṇa, maitra, kavi, dakṣa, maunī

“Devotees are always merciful, humble, truthful, equal to all, faultless, magnanimous, mild and clean. They are without material possessions, and they perform welfare work for everyone. They are peaceful, surrendered to Kṛṣṇa and desireless. They are indifferent to material acquisitions and are fixed in devotional service. They completely control the six bad qualities — lust, anger, greed and so forth. They eat only as much as required, and they are not inebriated. They are respectful, grave, compassionate and without false prestige. They are friendly, poetic, expert and silent.” Srila Prabhupada, you embody each and every quality mentioned in CC Madhya 22.78-80.

You are the uttama-adhikari devotee we have read of. You personify the qualities of a spiritual master that the Vedas sing of (vede gāy jāhāra carito). You embody humility; you considered yourself a servant of your disciples; you considered yourself to be fortunate to have the association of your disciples. Although there were instances when your disciples could not meet the standards, you did not say that they were fallen or they were not sincere enough or anything on similar lines but you were compassionate towards them.
Dear Srila Prabhupada, on your 127th appearance day, I pray to you, desiring to imbibe your mood in carrying out devotional service- not to maintain a rustic image of a lone Indian sage from an ancient village sparking a spiritual revolution; an image that might appeal to many on a superficial platform, but to fulfil the desires of your spiritual master and deliver the conditioned souls in the western world, whom Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura said needed saving more than anyone. I would like to include this excerpt from Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvaca by His Grace Śrutakīrti Prabhuji, which deeply inspired me: “No matter what was going on, Śrīla Prabhupāda always related it to his service to Kṛṣṇa. It was never about bodily inconvenience. He only complained about something if it interfered with his service. Of course, all I ever saw was Śrīla Prabhupāda serving his Guru Mahārāja and Śrīla Prabhupāda in the state of bliss. The two went on simultaneously.”
Srila Prabhupada, you can see the past, present and future. You understand the mood of your disciples and reciprocate with them accordingly. I recall and meditate on the incident when one of your disciples remarked that he was the most fallen, and you replied, “You are not the most anything, you are simply insignificant.” Please make this insignificant and fallen rascal humble and may it be forever etched in my mind that I am nothing more than one-ten thousandth of the tip of a hair.

vaishnaba thakura, doyara sagara,
e dase koruna kori’
diya pada-chaya, sodho he amaya,
tomara carana dhori
“O venerable Vaishnava, O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant. Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to your lotus feet.”

krishna se tomara, krishna dite paro,
tomara sakati ache
ami to’ kangala, ‘krishna’ ‘krishna’ boli’,
dhai tava pache pache

Krishna is yours; you have the power to give Him to me. I am simply running behind you shouting, “Krishna! Krishna!”

It is said that if one gets even one syllable from a guru, a person becomes eternally indebted to him for that spiritual gift. We are truly eternally indebted to you as we received thousands of purports, which comprise millions of syllables.

śakti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna,
koro’ more ātma-sātha

With a grateful heart, I beg at your lotus feet for your blessings so that I can serve you and your mission. The world has been blessed by your mercy. Please forgive me for my offences at your lotus feet and bless me with intelligence so that I do not commit offences further. Please give me the intelligence so that I can follow your teachings. I have no intelligence of my own. All that I have is your mercy.

Your useless and insignificant servant,
Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

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Thank you,
Your servant,

Rupamayi Sudevi Dasi

Offering by Sunil kumar Pal

Dear Srila Prabhupada,

All glories to you.Please accept my humble obeisances.

My life was like a stranded boat without any captain in the middle of the ocean of this world. Always being tossed and troubled by tides of Maya Devi. Thank you for being the captain of my life boat. Without your guidance through your books and instructions in the guru parampara my life was directionless as if stuck in the Bermuda triangle.

Thank you for showing me the direction and the aim of my life through ISKCON. I am still a fallen soul but with hope of being saved by the association of pure devotees in the guru parampara. I can’t express my gratitude in words.

Thank you Srila Prabhupada.

Your fallen servant,
Sunilkumar Pal

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